A pressing dilemma for city managers and contractors is choosing between replacing old street lights with newer, more cost effective and energy efficient technology. Drivers and pedestrians walking at night are susceptible to accidents and crime due to inadequate lighting, especially in public places like parks and trails. City governments need a cost effective way to improve lighting for public safety.
Global Tech provides the perfect solution by retrofitting existing light fixtures so that municipalities don’t have to purchase new and expensive equipment. Global Tech LED manufacturers LED lights that contain advanced circuitry and cooling systems that are unrivaled in the industry. Pioneers in retrofitting, Global Tech can replace lights that weren’t previously LED, saving both time and money. The GTL-RW-5498 is the roadway street lamp that solves every problem faced by older street lamps that must be replaced. Features included in the GTL streetlamp are dimming options, water-friendly surfaces, smart circuitry, solar capabilities, and a more superior lifespan than conventional light bulbs. Because they won’t burn out as quickly, this lowers the costs of maintenance labor and replacement fees. On top of maintenance savings they also provide up to 70% reduction in energy consumption.
A 2013 project in Oakland, California replaced more than 30,000 street lights with LED. Oakland found that the new LED’s provided better quality light for public safety and saved both energy and money. While the project cost $15 million, it was funded entirely by energy savings. As technology improves and society plunges deeper into the 21st century, decisions must be made by municipality officials to keep cities’ infrastructure congruent with the rapidly changing tech environment. This is particularly the case for lighting, which allows the world to keep spinning after the sun goes down. However, many street lamps have small life spans and lose range and power quickly.
Global Tech’s robust heatsink provides its LED lights with the long-lasting lifespan needed to ensure city safety and economic responsibility. Aside from the lifespan of LED’s, numerous other benefits outweigh older streetlamps. First, LED lighting systems are omnidirectional. This means the lumen output is directed towards the application and not trapped in the fixture. The foot candles on the ground will be higher, making the lighting more effective and efficient. In addition, LED’s are also more durable, as well as shock resistant. They lack fragile filaments and are vibration resistant, leaving them the ideal host for streetlamps. Most important, however, is that LED’s do not emit UV or IR radiation, which can cause skin and eye damage. Most street lights are behind the technological curve of society right now, but LED’s will soon replace them to save cities money and cut down on crime.
The educated official acknowledges that investments must be made to save money and lives in the future. LED street light retrofitting will pay dividends in the future by reducing wasted light, cutting costs, and downsizing the amount of broken glass found on city streets. Changing the world starts one person, one idea, and one city at a time. Take responsibility by investing in a reliable LED like Global Tech’s GTL and make a difference in your community.